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Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Jul 23, 2014

Indonesia's new leader promises to make life easier for investors

Indonesia’s new president, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren’t up to the job. The Elections Commission announced Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had ...

Jul 22, 2014

Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition’s yearlong boycott of the national legislature. Hun Sen, opposition leader Sam Rainsy and others met for five hours behind closed ...

Jul 22, 2014

British far-right leader steps down

Nick Griffin has stepped down as leader of the British National Party, the far-right group announced Monday, following disastrous results at the European Parliament elections. Griffin, 55, stepped aside at a party leadership meeting after nearly 15 years in charge of the anti-immigration group, ...

For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

Jul 20, 2014

For Obama, foreign crises grow more challenging

Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time.” And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the challenges even more confounding. The ...

Clinton papers on Iraq, Haiti released

Jul 20, 2014

Clinton papers on Iraq, Haiti released

President Bill Clinton’s advisers carefully considered how to explain the president’s military action against Iraq in 1998 as the House was debating his impeachment, according to records from the Clinton White House that were released Friday. The documents also touched upon al-Qaida leader Osama ...